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    Never doubted it for a minute....a guy who does caches at 1:30 am is capable of most any challenge. Great Job Dick.

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    Congrats Gob-ler on reaching another goal. You are incredible - and make us all realize that dreams are but things which can be achieved....... WOW!

    Cache on - cache happy!

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    Sheesh! In a 24-hour period, that's one cache every 14 minutes!

    Seems to me the worldwide record for caches-in-a-day by a "team" is 300 or so, but I think they discovered caches separately and not as a group.

    Anyone know what the worldwide record for caches-in-a-day for an individual is?

    Brdad - any stats??

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    Sheesh! In a 24-hour period, that's one cache every 14 minutes!

    Seems to me the worldwide record for caches-in-a-day by a "team" is 300 or so, but I think they discovered caches separately and not as a group.

    Anyone know what the worldwide record for caches-in-a-day for an individual is?

    Brdad - any stats??
    First of all I have to say congrats to Gob-ler for his accomplishment. Secondly, Nothing written beyond here is meant to be a discredit to him or his accomplishment.

    That being said I there is no way to give those numbers with much validity. Much of it lies in how trustworthy you think the the individual and their respective logs are.

    Most people or groups who pull these numbers on a regular basis actually take more than one day to complete. Sure, there is one day of caching, but there could be several days planning the most efficient route. The caches are loaded into the GPSrs as well as Auto navigation and a route entered to make getting to and from each cache faster. 100+ finds in one day would be much harder if you were dropped into an area with an empty GPS and PDA. Not that there is anything wrong with planning - it's not often I go out blindly caching, even for 5 finds. It takes a lot of work and dedication to get 100+ finds in one day.

    Anyway, there have been a small number of cachers in the national forums who have claimed over 200 finds in a day. The one I trust the most has found over 250 in one day. Usually these are done in groups. But even as in group caching we have done, oftentimes when one finds the cache, they back away and let the rest of the group keep searching. The ones really looking to up their numbers will have the first person to find the cache announce it and every logs or sticks a sticker on the logbook to save time. Some powercachers just stick the sticker on the outside of the cache instead of wasting time opening it. Usually a maximum hunt time is decided upon, often between 2 and 5 minutes - No time for reading plaques or worrying about muggles! And then there are the cheaters (by my definition) - who will log caches they didn't find or post date the cache log so that it appears they found many caches in one day.

    I think we are really fortunate here in Maine. I don't think we have many, if any, cachers who would knowingly deceive the system to up their numbers. Some of us have different logging practices and ethics, but I think we are a trustworthy group.

    There is at least one cache out there where you have to log 100 caches in a day and prove it to be able to log. There is a cache where you have to log at least one of the cache hider's caches every day for 100 days - not real hard, since he has 2000+ hides .
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    Thanks all for the comments. We logged our first cache at 6:30ish just as the sun was coming up and finished sometime around 10 PM. Lots of commuter traffic affected us in the morning and evening rush. We even did a few difficult ones with terrain ratings going up to I think 3 and difficulties up to 4.

    We both searched for the caches at the same time and when it was found we signed our names or initialed where the logs were small. I think we averaged somewhere around 7 or 8 caches an hour not counting food breaks and such.

    I am now just leaving to go and do the Centrum Cache. You have to do 100 caches in a calendar day sometime after the publish date of the Centrum Cache.

    I think 100 could be done in Maine, but you would surely put a lot more miles in than we did. We drove a total of 300 miles from where I picked the other cacher up to dropping him off. I was some 30 miles from him so a total of about 360 miles including the travel time to get there.

    We used pocket queries from GSAK. JC had a Colorado and I used my Oregon and DeLorme PN40. We navagated with a Nuvi. There were no pre scouted lists or such. We went into Fredericksburg, VA and just followed the arrow.

    The logging was the most difficult part. It just takes a long time to log 100 caches. I looked at a power logging program, but when I downloaded it and tried it things did not go smoothly. I did it the old fashioned way.

    We enjoyed ourselves and the cache finding part was just a plus. Lots of laughs and such. It was a very good day with 50 degree temps and sunny skies. I never saw a patch of snow all day long.
    I'd really rather not cache, but I am helpless in the grip of my compulsion!

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    Default You're right about logging!

    Especially when gc.com gets slow, it could take nearly as long to log online as it does to find em all! At least it seems it. Logging virtuals and Earthcaches can slow the process down too.

    Would be nice to have some of that weather here!
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    I don't doubt for a minute that someone can do 100 caches in a day - especially if you put in the 16 hours that Gob-ler did! LOL!

    RULOST2? and I have been in several areas where it would have been possible - Atlanta, Knoxville, TN, etc. - but it's not our style of caching!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    I don't doubt for a minute that someone can do 100 caches in a day - especially if you put in the 16 hours that Gob-ler did! LOL!

    RULOST2? and I have been in several areas where it would have been possible - Atlanta, Knoxville, TN, etc. - but it's not our style of caching!
    Exactly - like I said, it takes a lot of dedication. I think it could even be done here in Maine in a few areas if the person didn't have many or any finds in that area. For example, there are about 150 active caches in a 5 mile radius of Lewiston. Not far off from the approximate 175-225 per 5 mile radius in Nashville I came up with on a few quick searches.
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    That's an amazing accomplishment! I got 22 caches in one day last July and I haven't been able to top it yet! I think I do to much stumbling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    Exactly - like I said, it takes a lot of dedication. I think it could even be done here in Maine in a few areas if the person didn't have many or any finds in that area. For example, there are about 150 active caches in a 5 mile radius of Lewiston. Not far off from the approximate 175-225 per 5 mile radius in Nashville I came up with on a few quick searches.
    Yeah, but Nashville doesn't have Gobbler with his 'trick' hides to deal with.

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